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Reverso Pumps makes the world's best Oil Change Systems, Pumps, Fuel Primers and Fuel Polishing Systems. We service over 20 different industries and our products are a key component of preventive maintenance for your diesel engines, generators and diesel pumps.

Defender's 4th of July Sale: Reverso Fuel Polishing Module

Tiffany T. - Thursday, June 26, 2014

 

Defender's 4th of July Sale Reverso FPM-150 Fuel Polishing Module

Reverso List Price: $995
Defender Reg. Price: $954.99
Defender Sale Price: $878.59  Buy Now

The only true Fuel Polishing Module available for the do-it-yourself boater to maintain clean diesel fuel. Just add the filter of your choice (not included). Easy to install module consists of a pump, visual/audio alarm and digital timer, and is capable of cleaning a 150 gallon tank in 1 hour.

Compatible with with most standard filters (not for gasoline).

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Push to Prime - PassageMaker

Tiffany T. - Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Separ Filter's hand priming pump is featured in the Gear Products section of Jul/Aug issue of PassageMaker magazine. Purchase here from Reverso.
Separ Filter Hand Priming Pump The priming lever on most mechanical lift pumps is often very small, sometimes hard to reach and occasionally won't work if the engine's cam is compressing the pump's spring. However, an external priming pump has none of these disadvantages. Some Caterpillar engines are equipped with high-volume plunger pumps that work extremely well, but they are the exception. Reverso, a manufacturer of a variety of marine products including fuel polishing and oil change systems, offers a manual priming pump that's up to the task. The plunger-type device pumps .85 ounces per stroke, and it's equipped with a large red locking collar to secure it when not in use. Working pressure is up to 100psi. Fuel passes through the pump unhindered during normal engine operation, and the pump is certified for use with up to 100 percent biodiesel. It's available in either half-inch female threaded or JIC flare fittings for $85 or $115 respectively. Visit www.reversopumps.com.

Resource
D'Antonio, Steve. "Push to Prime." PassageMaker. Jul. 2014: 36. Print.


  

Throwback Thursday: OP-4 vs. OP-6 Impeller Pump

Tiffany T. - Thursday, June 05, 2014
Reverso OP-4 and OP-6 impeller pump

Throwback Thursday has us time traveling. The oil change pump OP-4 (left) was replaced by the updated version OP-6 (right) several years back. The redesign featured more streamlined, improved switchguard and breaker on the end of the motor. The pump maintained the same convenient internal and external threaded ports and quick flow rate of 3 gallons per minute. As Reverso's best-selling oil change pump in the marine industry, we still receive calls to this day from boat owners that continue using their OP-4 to maintain their engine oil. Here are common questions we get asked:

Are there spare parts available for the OP-4?
Today's impellers (360010 and 360014) are compatible, however the new cover gasket does not fit to OP-4. The cover gasket is no longer available for the OP-4.

I'd rather not buy a new pump. What can I do since the motor on the OP-4 still works fine?
Reverso offers the OP-6 pump head assembly as a replacement part and can retrofit to the OP-4 motor. The simple procedure only involves 2 screws for replacement. The updated pump head will then allow you to purchase the repair kits and rebuild kits currently sold.

Watch Reverso's YouTube video for detailed spare part replacements.

Click here to see available spare parts for the OP-6 oil change pump.



Can You Count On Your Backup Power After A Hurricane

Tiffany T. - Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Three Cummins Power Generation generators at a Jefferson Parish canal pumping station were located above the maximum high-water level and continued to operate as long as they had fuel.

Being prepared will make the difference between keeping the lights on and a generator that can't keep running using degraded fuel. Robert Hamilton, Sales Director at Cummins Mid South, shares some important lessons we all can learn from Katrina's aftermath in 2005. He explains how generator location, fuel choice, fuel re-supply, and lastly power system maintenance will improve your standby generator's reliability–especially during long-term outages. Whether you have a new install or an existing system, there are best practices to reduce vulnerability during critical power. Hamilton states, "by replenishing the diesel fuel supply on a regular basis and properly treating it, facility operators can be assured of a fuel supply that is free from contaminants and deterioration."

Contaminants like water and particulate accumulate in the storage tank and generator belly tank if left only partially full and diesel fuel is unused for as little as 3 months. If untreated, the diesel fuel can continue to degrade and those unwanted contaminants could lead to costly generator repairs and shutdown. Fuel polishing systems should be installed to get rid of them and improve fuel quality. The diesel is pumped out, filtered through the system, and returned to the same tank. Reverso manufactures commercial systems in a wide range to best accommodate a facility's needs. Wall mount versions can be permanently installed on single tanks and the portable Diesel Fuel Service Cart is ideal for servicing sites with multiple generators.

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Lessons in emergency power preparedness: Planning in the wake of Katrina By Robert Hamilton, Sales Director, Cummins Mid South

See Reverso's Fuel Polishing Systems

Wall Mount Fuel Polishing System Wall Mount Systems Portable Fuel Polishing System Portable Cart System

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are calling on individuals across the country to Be a Force of Nature: Take the Next Step. Be sure you are prepared at your home and business this hurricane season.

Throwback Thursday

Tiffany T. - Thursday, December 12, 2013

This oil change system build dates back 12 years! We've made some improvements since then, but good design is timeless! Click here to see the current models we manufacture. Drawing by Gisella Macchiaroli.

reverso oil change system drawing

 

 

Reverso Fuel Polishing and Oil Change Systems Reviewed As One of Best Boat Equipment

Tiffany T. - Thursday, August 15, 2013
. Click here to see their full article with other great products on Cruising World.

Filtering the Market

Tiffany T. - Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Separ Filter is the primary filtration in all of Reverso's fuel polishing systems. Get to know more about their presence in the North and South American market with their latest profile in Energy & Mining International's Summer 2013 Vol 2 issue.

 

Check out our equipment in the 48 Cantius' spotless engine room

Tiffany T. - Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A Complete Solution for Fuel Tank Sludge

Tiffany T. - Friday, April 12, 2013

The following article is provided by CAT's Electric Power Advisor website. Click here to see original article.

"Preventive maintenance for generator sets should include a check of fuel condition. Clean fuel going into a tank does not assure clean fuel coming out. Condensation can occur in fuel tanks, whether a generator set is in regular use or sits idle for lengthy periods. Microbial growth can occur with the buildup of water. As the microbes feed on fuel and water, waste falls to the bottom of the tank. These microbial droppings are sometimes referred to as algae growth, but it bears no resemblance to real algae. It is sludge-like in nature and acidic, and can cause significant damage to engines.

This waste material can not only clog fuel filters, it can damage fuel injectors, causing downtime and expensive repairs. There is only one complete way to clean your fuel of microbial sludge – fuel polishing. Before discussing polishing, consider the drawbacks to partial steps that are not as effective. You can drain water and sludge from the bottom of the fuel tank or put biocides in the tank. Draining the tank removes most of the sludge but doesn’t remove entrained water, allowing new microbial growth. Biocides kill microbes but do not address the issue of existing sludge. And when additional fuel is added to the tank, the sludge is re-suspended.

With stricter environmental requirements, tight fuel system tolerances and pressures approaching 30-thousand psi, the smallest of contaminants or emulsified water can damage the fuel injectors and/or clog fuel filters. Fuel polishing removes the particulate matter and entrained water to greatly reduce the possibility of damage to fuel system parts. The process essentially loops diesel fuel out of and back into the fuel tank. There are three stages as the fuel is looped through the system – a centrifuge, a conditioning magnet and filters. By using this complete process to treat fuel, you eliminate the need to drain tanks.

You can make arrangements to polish fuel in one of two ways. You can add a polishing unit to your tank on site or you can include the process in preventive maintenance agreements to be performed at prescribed times. Either way, the cost is relatively inexpensive when compared to the damage the contaminated fuel can do to engines, and the cost of renting generator sets when downtime occurs.

When you consider fuel polishing, remember to use a system that includes all three stages of treatment. Some competitive offerings simply put a hose on the bottom of tanks and suck sludge from the bottom. As mentioned earlier, that is not a total solution and certainly does not remove entrained water. Remember, fuel polishing does not replace, but rather augments the filtering of fuel as it enters the tank.

Fuel polishing is an important part of your fuel quality management and will help generator sets perform up to expectations, giving you fewer worries.  Please contact us for more information.

A special thanks to Dennis Albers with Carter Machinery for their participation in the development of this article."

Spring Savings

Tiffany T. - Thursday, April 11, 2013

UPDATE: SALE EXPIRED

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